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Avengers Assemble

The Avengers written and directed by Joss Whedon strikes a blow against the poor adaptation of celebrated comic book heroes to the big screen. Through his unique source of comedy familiar to fans of the TV shows Buffy and Firefly, Whedon adds a little bit of depth to an adrenaline filled action movie that pays more than a passing reference to the beloved comic books.

When the world is threatened by the an alien invasion by the evil Loki and his army Nick Fury portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson in listed the aid of earths greatest Heroes led by Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Chris Evans’ Captain America to help save the plant. The first part of the film focuses on creating this dysfunctional team of Avengers and their conflicts with each other. Building towards the 40 minute pay off high-octane action which makes up the films climax.

The special effects clearly standout as a high point for any action junkie but it is the interplay between the different characters which makes the Avengers more than your average comic book movie. Often using a host of pop culture references the confrontations between Downey Jr. and Evans as the two principle leads are especially entertaining.

Rating 8/10